Financial assistance of Rs 23 crore approved

Updated: Jun 14, 2012, 13:13 PM IST

New Delhi: Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports has approved the proposal of Rs 23 crore financial assistance for creation of sports infrastructure facilities of multi-purpose indoor hall and synthetic hockey playfield for the States of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Rajasthan and Manipur.

As per approved proposals for financial assistance under the scheme of Urban Sports Infrastructure (USIS), grant-in-aid would be released to the states in installments.

In Chhattisgarh, a multi-purpose hall would be constructed in the tribal district of Kondagaon, for which a grant-in-aid of Rs 6 crore would be provided to its Government.

In Haryana, a synthetic hockey playfield would be laid in the sports complex at Hisar, for which a grant-in-aid of Rs 5 crore would be given to the Government.

Multi-purpose indoor halls would be constructed in both Rajasthan`s Karauli district and Manipur`s Senapati district with a central grant of Rs 6 crore to each of these states.